Reds Surge Past .500; Four Key Moves To Make

This might be my last Reds blog for a while considering the fact our favorite baseball team has no chance of making the playoffs and because football is almost here. So, I’ll effort my best to make it a good one. First off, credit goes out to the Redlegs for not completely mailing in the […]

Cozart finally called up

After months of clamoring from fans for the promotion of Zack Cozart, the Cincinnati Reds finally made the move on Thursday. The 25-year-old shortstop – who was the Reds’ second-round pick out of Ole Miss in 2007 – was batting .310 with seven home runs, 32 RBIs and nine stolen bases at Triple-A Louisville. In […]

Bruce, Phillips, Votto named to All-Star team

Well, so much for Reds fans having to worry about any All-Star snubs this year. Griping seems like a rite of passage when discussing the selections for the Mid-Summer Classic, but that won’t be the case this season. Three Cincinnati players – right fielder Jay Bruce, second baseman Brandon Phillips and first baseman Joey Votto […]

Reds 42-40 just past midpoint of season

The 2011 Cincinnati Reds are a mediocre ballclub. Some days, they look good. Other times, they look bad. Add it all up and you have a team that’s barely above .500 (42-40) exactly one game past the midpoint of the season. In recent years, that would have been considered a productive first half. However, coming […]

Don’t expect any big trades from Reds

It might not be what you want to hear if you’re a Reds fan, but chances appear slim that the team will make a big move before the trading “deadline” on July 31. Here is why: What are the three biggest needs on the team? A shortstop, a starting pitcher and a left fielder, in […]

Heisey slams 3 HRs; Wood sent to minors

Chris Heisey never had a multiple home run game in MLB entering Wednesday night. However, he exploded with three long bombs in the Reds’ 10-2 win over the Yankees to enable Cincinnati to salvage the final contest of the three-game series. Heisey – who started the game in centerfield and later moved to left – […]

Reds rest of the way

The Cincinnati Reds are 35-33 and sit 3.5 games back of the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central division. Here’s how the Reds’ pitching staff, lineup and their roster in general sets up for the remainder of the season (in what looks like a three-team race with the Brewers and […]

A lot to like about Reds’ first-round pick

You really have to be a baseball diehard to even know this, but the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft was held Monday evening. The Cincinnati Reds were picking 27th overall — not exactly a prime position to land a future superstar. However, from all accounts, the Reds maxed out on their […]

Reds Rapid Fire: Time to make Chapman a starter?

Weathering the storm: The Cincinnati Reds were coming off a horrific 2-10 stretch that left many fans (and bloggers like yours truly) in panic mode. However, including Friday night’s 2-1 edging of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team has responded with three wins in four games to give them a 30-28 record on the season. […]

Reds Rapid Fire: What’s going wrong?

Ah, the ups and downs of a 162-game schedule. Just when it looked like the Reds were catching fire, they have been swept in back-to-back series, including the three-game meeting with American League and in-state rival Cleveland this weekend. If you fancy yourself as a masochist, here are some notes on what is going wrong […]

Reds 1.5 games up after sweep of Cards

Last season, one of the few things that went wrong for the Cincinnati Reds during the regular season was their performance against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds won the NL Central championship last year, but were just 6-12 against the second-place Cardinals. With Cincinnati and St. Louis once again looking like the favorites this […]

Reds Rapid Fire: Things suddenly looking up

There have been some shaky moments to say the least over the last few weeks, but the bottom line is things are beginning to fall in place for the Cincinnati Reds. After their 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs Friday afternoon, the Reds have won three in a row and now stand at 17-15 on […]

Reds just 2-7 after hot start

Let’s see: The Reds just lost a four-game series at home against the Pirates, Mike Leake was arrested for shoplifting $60 worth of T-shirts from a department store, Edinson Volquez (the supposed “ace” of the pitching staff) is a complete mess, and Mike Brown has decided running a football team into the ground isn’t enough […]

Bad Juan?

Juan Francisco has absolutely no concept of what a good at-bat is. He rarely makes the pitcher work and goes up there flailing at the first thing he sees. I had very high hopes for him, but you have to wonder if he’s ever going to be a starting caliber player in MLB. Francisco finished […]

Win tonight would give Reds best start since 1990

If the Cincinnati Reds are able to win their series-opener against the visiting Houston Astros tonight, it will mark the club’s first 4-0 start since 1990 — when they began 9-0 and went wire-to-wire en route to the World Series championship. I follow the Reds very closely and I had no idea it had been […]